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Third Annual Carnaval Latino Set for Sept. 13

The Town of Garner’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department announces its third annual Carnaval Latino, a festival celebrating Wake County’s Latin American community. This year’s event takes place Sunday, Sept. 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the back lawn of Garner Performing Arts Center (125 Avery St.).

This free, family-friendly celebration will include performances by Mexican pop band Tercer Divisa, Latin jazz group Jazziando and Brazilian drumming and dance group Batuque de Terriero. Food trucks D’Burritos, Pupusas y Tacos Marina and Kocina Food Truck will offer Latin American cuisine all afternoon, while children can enjoy crafts, face painting and Loteria games hosted by Garner Magnet High School.

Vendors will display art, jewelry and handmade goods. The event will conclude with guests being given a chance to take a swing at our piñata.

There are still limited spaces available for vendors to be a part of this event. If interested, please contact Jill McAllister at, or call (919) 661-4602. Please note that all food vendor slots are filled.

Towne Players: 'Lend Me a Tenor'

The award-winning Towne Players of Garner will perform the comedy "Lend Me a Tenor" at Garner Performing Arts Center Oct. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m., also on Oct. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and are available at the door.

Here's a story synopsis:

Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume, and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo.